Our last day in Europe is over. We went out to a nice restaurant for dinner, wandered around the last of the shops, and have now returned to our apartment to pack for our flight to Singapore in the morning.
Rome is amazing. We have both loved it. We especially loved the shops, but we are severely limited by the weight restrictions on the Singapore Airlines flights home. Donna has bought a new carry-on bag and has filled it already.
Our apartment is between the Quirinal Palace (the presidential residence), the Ministry of Defence, and the Indian Embassy. There are friendly Carbinarri and Polizia nearby, with machine guns and pistols. I think we are very safe and sound.
This morning we awoke and ventured outside to quite a different place to the weekend. There were queues of traffic and countless motor scooters racing around. After a compulsory cappuccino and croissant we continued admiring the wonders of the city on the open-top bus for a second day. The weather on the whole trip has been perfect.
Feeling a bit tired now. We have to get up early in the morning to go to the airport and wouldn’t want to miss the flight (now there’s an idea!)
Be seeing you soon.